Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Release Blitz + ARC Review: Pretty When You Cry by Skye Warren

(Stripped, #3)
by Skye Warren
Release Date: October 16, 2015
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance

A new dark romance novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wanderlust and Prisoner…

I came from a place of dirt floors and holy scriptures. They told me the world outside was full of sin, and the first night I escape, I find out it’s true. Ivan saves me, but he does more than that. He takes me. He makes me his own girl.

My conditioning runs too deep. Ivan sees what I am.

That’s the thing about showing a mouse to a cat. He wants to play. And it’s terrifying, even for me. Because the only thing darker than my past is his.


Author's Note: Pretty When You Cry is a STANDALONE dark romance novel. It's set in the sexy Stripped series world but can be read alone. Not intended for those uncomfortable with the subject matter or under eighteen.

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First off, I found out about the whole Daddy/Little things talk from my GR friend, so I was mentally prepared myself when I started on this. Okay, it weird me out and I'm the opposite of aroused. But thank God the heroine didn't outright said 'Fuck me, Daddy.'She mostly just said 'Please, Daddy'.


Okay, rant over. Back to the story itself,

When I met Candy previously, I never thought she is so young. The story started off when she was 16 and meeting Ivan for the first time after she runaway from some kind of religious cult. Present time, she is just nineteen. I used to assumed she's older because she's with Ivan, the boss.

Ivan, the owner of the stripper club all the previous heroines work at. There is non of his POV and I had no fucking clue what is in the man's head. I don't even know how old is he. He is stoic and emotionless most of the time. There is a rare moment when he open up about his past, but I don't even get the full picture. And why did he like being call'Daddy'?

Candy and Ivan had a fucked up relationship for years, without the actual fucking. He likes to treat her like his little girl and spanked her, but not fucked her. On the other hand, Candy is totally in love with him and wanted him to see him as a woman. They are one messed up duo.

Meanwhile, there are threats aiming at Candy at the club. She is convince is someone from her past, wanting her back. Ivan being totally protective of her, is having non of it and no matter how Candy try to run away, he will always be there to catch her back.

Pretty When You Cry is not a flower and roses romance. Ivan and Candy relationship is plain weird and uniquely them. But most of the time, I'm intrigue by what length will Ivan take to keep her with him and his total devotion to her. The cult where Candy comes from adds a layer from danger and suspense to the story. 

From the epilogue and the message from Skye at the end of the book, I'm pretty confident Clara and Gio's story is up next. Is about damn time!

Skye Warren is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of dark romance.